English - Vietnamese Dictionary
prophecy /prophecy/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- tài đoán trước, tài tiên tri
- to have the gilf of prophecy: có tài đoán trước
- lời đoán trước, lời tiên tri
prophecies'prɑfɪsɪ /'prɒ-Thesaurus Dictionary
+knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
+a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
Advanced English Dictionary
1 forecasting, foretelling, prediction, fortune-telling, divination, soothsaying, augury, prognostication, crystal-gazing, Formal vaticination:
The prophecy of future events lies outside the realm of science.
2 prediction, forecast, prognosis, revelation:
Her prophecy warned of ice storms that would ravage the earth.
+ noun (plural prophecies)Collocation Dictionary
1 [C] a statement that sth will happen in the future, especially one made by sb with religious or magic powers: to fulfil a prophecy (= make it come true)
2 [U] (formal) the power of being able to say what will happen in the future: She was believed to have the gift of prophecy.
Biblical, Messianic, Old Testament | self-fulfilling
low expectations that become a self-fulfilling prophecy
VERB + PROPHECY
make | fulfil
Macbeth believed the witches' prophecy about his future.
| ~ of
The poem contains a bleak prophecy of war and ruin.
the gift of prophecy
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